Spring Cacti

Acrylic on gessoboard - 11 x 14 - 2016

Spring in the desert brings the life-affirming sight of cacti blooming. Feeling the joy of this special sight, I stopped to look at and photograph them. Fortunately, there is open land in this area; so, no one seems to mind! 

I found my eye drawn to the contrast between the centers of the blossoms and the folds radiating outward from them. So, in this painting, focused closely on them, leaving the background a bright blue, reflective of the sky that day. I used acrylic on gesso board.


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